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Amazing Expressive Photos of A Young Lita Ford on Stage from The 1970s and 1980s

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Lita Ford, a name synonymous with the world of hard rock, was a trailblazer in a predominantly male world. As she once explained, “Rock and roll is basically a man’s world. You have to play, sing and shake your ass on stage – and not be afraid to let your make-up run”.

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Born on 19 September 1958 in London, England, Ford moved to the United States at a young age and began playing guitar at the age of 11. At the tender age of 17, she became a founding member of the legendary all-female hard rock band The Runaways. After the group disbanded in 1979, Ford embarked on a solo career in which her guitar skills earned her the respect of her peers.

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Ford’s first two albums, Out for Blood and Dancin’ on the Edge, were relatively successful. In 1985 she was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Performance for ‘Gotta Let Go’. By the late 1980s, however, the “arena metal rock” genre was in decline.

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After a four-year hiatus and a switch from Mercury Records to RCA Records, Ford returned with her most commercially successful album, 1988’s Lita. The album featured her first commercial hit, “Kiss Me Deadly”, and a duet with Ozzy Osbourne, “Close My Eyes Forever”, which gave both artists their first top ten single.

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Ford’s journey in the male-dominated world of heavy metal has been nothing short of extraordinary. She has not only survived but thrived by simultaneously fulfilling the stereotypes of both sexes. Her legacy as a hard rock queen continues to inspire many young artists today.

Here are some amazing photos of a young Lita Ford on stage in the 1970s and 1980s

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